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|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 30 hours of contact time during the five-day block. |
Total Time Commitment: For each contact hour an additional three to four hours is expected in reading and self-directed learning.
|Prerequisites:||505-101 Statistics & 505-102 Epidemiology (core MPH subjects)|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject provides a comprehensive overview of applied research methods in global health, with a focus on developing country settings. Using a case study of a current project in North-East India, students will cover topics including: understanding research within the constraints of developing countries; identification of research questions; qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches to research that are appropriate in developing country settings; ethical considerations when undertaking research activities in developing country settings; application and dissemination of research findings; and the development of research protocols and project proposals.
On completion of this subject, and acknowledging the constraints of operating in developing countries, students should be able to:
|Assessment:||Group work and presentation 25% Development of a research protocol (4000 words) 75%|
|Prescribed Texts:||A set of readings will be available prior to the commencement of the subject.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
By participating in this subject, students will develop the following generic skills:
Master of Public Health |
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